Why is my beardie hiding and not basking?

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Why is my beardie hiding and not basking?

Postby FlapJack16 » Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:33 pm

I have a 1yr old BD, and instead of basking or hiding at all he literally claws under stuff (his couch and his half log) sometimes or looks out his “window” (the glass doors haha) but I never see him bask.
Is the UVB the issue?
I learned that when there is too much UVB they can hide from it.
I have a 4ft long tank and a 4ft long UVB light (Zoo med).
When I change that to a 24 inch will it solve this issue?
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Re: Why is my beardie hiding and not basking?

Postby Drache613 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:17 am

Hello,

This can be true, if there is either too much UVB or a harmful UVB light. We can review
your tank setup with you, to be sure the lighting is all correct.
Also, at his age of 1, he could be starting a winter shutdown or brumation phase possibly.
Is he healthy overall?

Tracie
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Re: Why is my beardie hiding and not basking?

Postby Drache613 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:17 am

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Re: Why is my beardie hiding and not basking?

Postby FlapJack16 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:48 am

He’s healthy in the way that he eats regularly but I’m trying to get his basking temp correct. He poops irregularly and far apart, about 2wks average.
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